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-and-down that coast from the carolinas to maine. hurricane sandy is expected to make landfall earlier than we thought. that is important. we will get into the details. it is in south jersey right around atlantic city. the exact location is not that important. the whole region will get it. the flooding has begun in jersey and in new york. sandy is on a collision course with a winter storm from the west. and a blast of frigid air from the north. when the three systems meet, forecasters say that will create a once-in-a-lifetime weather phenomenon. >> do not underestimate this storm. these forecasts for the surge are really extraordinary. though are talking about surges that we have not seen before. there is nothing at all to be taken lightly. >> this is not a time to an show off. this is not a time to be stupid. this is a time to save yourself and your family. >>shepard: the governors of new york and jersey and the east coast grinding to a halt. 5,000 flights are canceled. mass transit in boston, philadelphia, washington, dc, and new york city at a standstill. the tunnels in and out of the manhattan, ar
in point pleasant that was damaged by sandy. there was a dune 6' to 8' high that is gone. what we are walking on is a couple of feet of sand that was on the beep, used to make the dunes and it all wanted this way into the town and covered the roads. we are making our way to ocean avenue, the main drag. can you see flood waters still here. a number of homes, dozens if not hundreds are dealing with flood waters. if you look to the south, you can see how bad ocean avenue is. there is furniture, debris, houses, emergency vehicles are struggling to make their way through that. look to the north, we had a front-end loader come in today and clear a path so emergency vehicles and utility vehicles can make their way down here. the path stops right here at washington avenue. they have a lot of work ahead of them. >>shepard: from decades of doing this the winds will scare you, the water will kill you. the wind didn't knock the houses down or roofs off it was the storm surge that moved things. rick: and we were wanted about that and it happened so fast, in a matter of seconds and minutes the
sandy. a lot of the houses were pushed off their foundation. that ruptured the gas lines across this stretch of ocean front community so they have been dealing with that issue through this day and we have seen other damages an the island, cars flipped over and buried in sand and 4' of water and 5' of sand on 1st avenue. the water has now receded. we spoke with the mayor who lived on the island since 1943. here is what he said. >> we were very well prepared but not prepared for the a damage we got. >> you could now for see this? >> absolutely. i have been through 1992 which was bad. 87 was bad. march of 1962 storm was bad. but this is the worst. ever. >> he said the town was beautiful and it is shot but will be back. >>shepard: i understand boats are blocking the bridge? rick: there is a bridge called the glimmer glass draw bridge and next to it was a marina and the water surge was so high that it pushed the boats out of the dry dock marina to the bridge and we now learned officials say the bridge is structurally unsafe so after they get the boats off the bridge they cannot use t
. i will read this from bloomberg and i quote, "the devastation that hurricane sandy brought to new york city and much of the northeast in lost likes, lot homes and lost business, brought the stakes of the tuesday re-election into sharp relief saying our climate is changing and while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in new york city and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk given the devastation should be enough to compel all elected leaders to take immediate action," endorsing president obama based on his leadership on climate change. >> five days before the election, the news on the jobs market is, well, kind of mixed according to important news. filer americans filed for unemployment benefits 363,000 below what was predicted and low enough to suggest employers are hiring again. that is good news but not worth the super storm preventing new jersey and washington, dc from reporting so the governor made estimates. and planned layoffs jump by 40 percent during october, the highest level in five months and it is economic to downsize as they t
and beyond struggling after super storm sandy, officials now say at least 90 people died in the storm. today, about 3.5 million homes and businesses still have in power. that's down from more than 8 million. but the nation's big of the city and much of the eastern seaboard remain crippled, five days in and a large part of lower manhattan, almost all of it, has no electricity and some stores are open for business letting customers shop for food and other necessities in the dark and others brought if generators to run the coffee shops but in brooklyn, piles of trash and debris. the new york mayor toured the damage. in coney island, flooding could force officials to relocate 12,000 animals at the aquarium. remember, the problems do not end here in the east. in west virginia, officials are sending blackhawk helicopters into mountains where the heavy snow came. in tennessee, national park rangers tried to rescue a hiker who ran in trouble in snow drifts up to 5' high. people in more than a dozen states are still dealing with power outages from the super storm, and the majority of them, in new yor
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